Southern History Through Literature, Music Topic at Samford on January Monday Evenings
Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2006-12-22
Historian Dr. Wayne Flynt and singer-songwriter Kate Campbell will lead a unique concert/lecture series in Samford University's Samford After Sundown community course program during January.
"Window on the South: Southern History Through Literature and Music," will meet on three Monday nights, Jan. 8, 22 and 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Samford's new Brock Recital Hall.
Each session will feature songs and literature focused on a specific theme in southern culture.
Flynt, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated historian, is distinguished university professor of history, emeritus, at Auburn University. He is the author/co-author of 11 books on Alabama history, including his most recent, Alabama in the 20th Century. He is editor in chief of the new online Encyclopedia of Alabama.
Campbell's most recent release, For the Living of These Days (September 2006), is her eleventh album. The Samford graduate and daughter of a Baptist preacher has a gift for storytelling that has drawn comparisons to southern writers such as Eudora Welty, Flannery O'Connor and William Faulkner.
Registration for the series is $119. To register, call (205) 726-2898 or register online at www.samford.edu/sundown. Click on catalog.
ABOUT SAMFORD UNIVERSITY -- Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 3rd among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,509 students from 45 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.